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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 25, 1946, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME FiveCents a Associated Pica United Full Leased Wires THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AWL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 25 1946 nine wine snoots nearly a mile into the air ahnvo cuumn nan a par Accident Worth lowan Clifford Johnson ralof Balnlond died in a hospital iri lai e late Wednesday from injuries ered in a headon collision iday night which also claimed life of her niece Mary Jories ii6 whose funeral services were i Thursday morning rs Johnson a bride of 7 weeks so badly injured in the crash miles east of Clariofl that the utation of her left leg was She also suffered severe and bruises and shock rs Ward Palmer daughter inv of Mrs Johnson was still jhe hospital Thursday with a clavicle and rib fractures Idfi cuts and bruises and the loss Ifjhveral teeth feSifford Johnson driver of the Ijjsuffered a broken arm in the He has been dismissed from vjspital at Mason City I Asides rjer husband Mrs John jls survived by 4 children by a Sous marriage They are Ward Mildred Palmer and Ifcces Palmer who were slight gijured in the collision and ferine Palmer who is a senior jirses training at Dubuque lickehlooper Says Kid Bomb Test Was Impressive giwajalein Eourke B only con fesional observer fo witness underwater atomic test at Bikinifrom the air ued the explosion much more pressive than the able day When a fellow stops to think nut the results of these 2 Bikini ts you suddenly realize the ter leness of this weapon and its a tremendous blowup anybodys language Hicken per said I Veather Report it FORECAST ilason City Fair arid cool Thurs day night Friday fair and somewhat warmer Iowa Generally fair and cool Thursday night Friday fair and somewhat warmer Minnesota Fair and continued cool Thursday night Friday fair and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum 70 Minimum 57 At 8 a mi Thursday 67 Precipitation 09 AGO Maximum 93 Minimum 62 Rep May Appealed to Ike in Garssons Son Gourtmartial SFtee LvestigatSn now under com Eisenhowers answer to Mays first V 4k Big Splash Kwajalein ommodore Ben H Wyatt deputy military governor of the Marshall Islands observed Wednesdays underwater atomic bomb blast at Bikini His description of it was brief It was a nice shower bath for letter May who is scheduled to tell the senate committee Friday about his activities on behalf of the Garsson combine told Eisenhower m a letter April 12 1945 that he spokeas a warm friend of the elder Garsson That of course is my interest thd TV r II il i niicieat it matter the chairman of the navy y t tl iULLlliail UJ the house military affairs com mittee wrote Eisenhower replied April 22 that he was referring Mays letter to the proper authorities The war department earlier re ported that the letters were handled in the routine manner they did not influence in the disposition of the case Capt Garsson the department said was court martialed April on a charge of wilfully disobeying orders He was found guilty but the court recommended clemency Eisenhower eventually accepted such a recommendation and suspended sentence Garsson was relieved from active duty on Jan 22 1945 The charges fense that correct VriHaSOn were based on his refusal to carry out orders to occupy an area which Was tactically unsound S testified in his de his judgment was In his first letter May asked Eisenhower to look into the charges and see that a proper hfalfjconsderation is given to this soldier At the outset he commented that the matter was ot such a nature that probably I should not even call it to your attention In i5c 2nd letter he expressed nope that when the allied supreme commander had all the facts you can make a final report com pletely exonerating him of any wrongs or lack of proper military discipline and obedience to his commanding officer r am confident May said that when all the facts are dis closed you will feel more like commending him than censuring him May added the information in Garsson this letter that young also was a warm personal Inend in whom he had been personally interested for a num ber of years O K Spencer Project Washington Federal Works Agency FWA has ap proved a federal advance of 320 to finance preparation of plans and specifications for a storm sewage collection system at Spencer LOW COST GAR PRICE RISE DUE Clothing Prices Are Expected to Go Up Washington The cost of lower priced automobiles will be increased to cover higher dealer margins and handling under the new OPA leg islation an OPA spokesman said Thursday He said a 995 Ford deluxe eight is expected to cost after OPA restores dealer markups to the peacetime level of 24 per cent and makes higher allowance for handling charges PreviouslyOPA had cut dealer margins to 195 per cent Even higher increases will be granted by OPA on more expen sive cars the spokesman said Clothing prices will begin to climb sharply this fall to OPA The increase is due to a new pricing formula under the latest price law Price boosts will be granted on practically all tex tile to reflect the highest prices on raw cotton and wool plus aver age reconversion costs and 1939 profits OPA estimates that the average increase in textile prices will be around 20 per cent Meanwhile OPA will have to readjust its restaurant prices to allow for the decontrolled items from which food is made Many items are expected to go up 5 cents and meat cuts probably will go much higher The new legis lation permits restaurants to real ize their customary profit rather the profit given them by OPA before June 30 Lumber Dealer Dies Des Jroines R Hay 67 widely known Iowa lumber man died Wednesday night at his home after a cerebral hemor rhage He headed the Curtis R Hay Co and was a box manu facturer and wholesale lumber dealer ATOMIC TWJFaper Consists of Two One No 248 SINKS ARKANSAS SARATOGA Trumans OP A Reply Due So on SEE APPROVAL BY PRESIDENT FOR NEW BILL Decontrol Board to Be Named Promptly If Measure Is Signed Washington ff President Truman probably will state whether he will sign or veto the OPA revival bill at a news confer ence Thursday At the time of a white house an nouncement to this effect the bill had not reached Mr Truman Al though passed by congress it still had to go through the hands of the speaker of the house and the president of the senate for their signatures It was expected to get to the white house soon after noori Presidential press Secretary Charles G Ross told reporters that the presidents action on the legislation approved early Thurs Wilson Says No Washington Wil son R voted against the OPA extension bill which passed the senate by a 53 to 26 vote early Thursday Senator Hicken looper R Iowa who is in the Pacific for the atomic tests was announced as paired against the measure day by the senate will not be an nounced in advance of the news conference The decision Ross said will be accompanied by a message to con gress in explanation of his action If the president signs the bill Ross said he will name the 3 member price decontrol board it provides very promptly Ross would not forecast the presidents action although other white house officials say private ly and house democratic leader McCormaek has said publicly that he will sign the measure Except for rents many of the agencys wartime powers will be curbed or removed But on capitol hill virtually no one expressed any real doubt that the president will sign the extender bill which the senate passed a few minutes after mid night 53 to 26 and sent to the white house The house previously had ap proved the measure 210 to 142 When signed by Mr Truman the bill automatically will re establish rent and many of the price ceilings which lapsed July 1 OPAs plans are to follow quickly with a number of tem porary adjustments on prices pending calculation of new and higher ceilings required under the measure The bill gives OPA life through next June but it prohibits restor ation of price controls at least un til August 20 on such major mar ket basket items as meat and grains petroleum and tobacco But even as the words flew across the senate chamber indica tions multiplied that Mr Tru man will approve the legislation quickly Senator Barkley has termed it substantially the same bill the chief executive vetoed June 29 but the Kentuckian and House Leader McCormaek DMass both have indicated the measure is acceptable to the president A member of the house appro priations committee gave a meas ure of support to this He told a reporter privately that Mr Tru man will request possibly in a message Thursday an additional 525000000 for OPA Congress has voted the agency 875000000 for the fiscal year 194647 The house member said the president will contend this is not enough to run OPA until the new congress convenes in January Another Indication that Mr Truman is counting on restoring controls came in the disclosure by high officials that the president plans to name Reconversion Di rector John R Steelman as stabil ization director as well succeed ing Chester Bowles These offici als who may not be identified noted that this appointment would make Steelman the top policy man over OPA Even before the senate began debate on the extender bill Wed radio USS M Truman for Terminal Pay Made In Bonds Washington resident Truman Thursday reaffirmed his conviction that terminal leave pay for GIs should be made in the form of bonds rather than cash The presidents renewed support came in he form of a request for to carry out the pro visions of the GI leave pay hill although it has not yet been passed by congress Only Wednesday the house formally rejected the senate bond version of the measure and named conferees to meet with a senate committee to adjust differ ences in the 2 bills The senate bill provides thai payment for terminal leave be made in bonds for all amounts above 550 Any amount up to would be paid in cash The bonds would be nonnegotiable would bear an interest rate of 2ft per cent and would mature in 5 years The house version provides for cash payments only House members who sponsored the leave pay legislation were puzzled over the manner in which the budget bureau arrived at the figure submitted by the president During house con sideration of the measure it was estimated that the minimum out lay required would be 000 and some figures were as high as 58000000000 Of the total sought by the presi dent would be re quired for payments on the bonds when they became due and to meet the cash claims The remaining would be for adminis trative pay the clerks and others who would have to fig ure out how much terminal leave was due each applicant Reveal Heirens Handwriting Match Degnan Ransom Note matches that on the Suzanne Degnan ransom note student Tuohy said the expert also found that the lipstick writing found in the murder of exWave Frances Brown was hat of Heirens Tuohy made the announcement shortly before he went before the grand jury to seek mi against Dont burn your waste paper It is still badly needed Save it Tor the Boy Scouts Heirens in the Degnan and Brown slayings Shortly thereafter the grand jury reportedly found a true bill against Heirens in the Degnan slaying Herbert J Walter is the hand writing expert who was assigned to a comparison of Heirens writ ings several days ago He is scheduled to be one of the wit nesses before the grand jury Walter Tuohy said has con cluded that the handwriting on the Degnan ransom note was that of William Heirens Further more he has concluded that the lipstick writing in the Brown murder was that of William Heirens The little Degnan girl was kid naped from her home murdered and dismembered Jan 7 Miss Brown a secretary who had served in the Waves was knifed and beaten to death in her apart ment last Dec 10 Scrawled in vivid lipstick on the living room wall of her apart ment was a message For heavens sake catch me before I kill more I cannot con trol myself It was this writing Walter con cluded which matched Heirens In the Degnan case his writing was compared with that on the scrawled ransom note found under the childs bed The youth already has been linked to both cases through fingerprints and has orally admitted these slayings and that of Mrs Josephine Ross brunette divorcee nesday OPA Boss Paul Porter had his staff feverishly at work on a stack of new pricing orders in obvious anticipation ot renewed powers OPA officials acknowledged that in the case of many items the reestablishment of June 30 ceilings will be only temporary The bill gives OPA 30 to 60 days to revise prices in line with new standards set up Working with previous regula tions the agency has ready about 125 new ones many of which it plans to issue as soon as the bill is signed These authorize in creases mainly on industrial items and strip controls from some other products Besides divesting OPA of much of its authority over prices of manufactured goods the bill in the case of farm commodities gives all authority to the secretary of agriculture and ultimately to an independent threeman board This board is to be named by the president and confirmed by the senate HouseSenate Conferees Agree Atom Commission Should Be Civilians Washington 6P Senate and house conferees agreed Thursday that the proposed atomic energy control commission should be composed exclusively of civilians They agreed also that the direc tor of the division of military ap plication should be a member of the armed forces The agreements announced by Senator McMahon D Conn head of the senate conferees working with a house group to ad just differences over atomic en ergy legislation represented a compromise The house had insisted that at least one and not more than 2 members of the commission should be members of the armed forces The senate had insister that all be civilians James Abbott McNeill Whistler painter was expelled from West Point at the age of 20 Housing Hits SUI ISC ISTC Enrollments Des Moines University of Iowa Iowa State college and Iowa State Teachers college will accept no more students unless the students find their own housing approved by the schools the state board of education announced Thursday The board said the 3 schools al ready have accepted enrollments totaling 3427 more students than their 194546 enrollments David Dancer board secretary asserting the step was taken re luctantly said it will be the first time in history that the university and college doors have been closed to any June high school graduates who wanted to start higher edu cation in the fall and qualified scholastically He added the move also will mean turning down some veterans have applied for admission The board pointed out a large number of students normally ap IIy for admission and complete the process during August This yer however all 3 schools had set earlier deadlines for ap plications for the fall term Iowa State had announced no applica tions would be received after July 1 the University after June 22 and college after July 8 Thursdays announcement fol lowed a meeting of the board at Ames earlier this week at which Gov RobertD Blue joined in dis cussing the problem On applications received before the deadlines set the board said priority on admissions were beinjz given in this order 1 To present students enrolling for another year 22 veterans who were en rolled before entering service 3 To Iowa veterans wanting to enroll for the first time 4 To lowans who are not vet erans 5 To nonresidents few of whom will be accepted None are being taken at Iowa State college ISC Watchman Dies Ames Heglund 67 wellknown to thousands of Iowa State college students during his 28 years as a night watchman on the campus died Tuesday night 8 Greeks Killed Athens Greek officer arid 7 enlisted men were reported to have been slain from ambush Wednesday by a leftist band near Volos FIND 3 LESSER SHIPS VICTIMS OF HUGE BLAST Carrier Independence Battleships New York Nagato Badly Damaged Bikini Boxscore By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ships sunk by underwater atomic bomb Battleship Arkansas Carrier Saratoga one concrete yard oiler one tanklanding ship Plus me dium landingship from which bomb was Ships seen listing and evidently damaged Battleships New York and Na gato Carrier Independence Cruis er Pensacola Destroyer Hughes Transport Fallon Seen resting on bottom damage undetermined Five submarines which had been submerged By HOWARD BLAKESLEE Aboard USS Appalachian Bi kini Lagoons first un derwater atomic bomb exploding with an awesome roar that thun dered upward into a beautiful cloudy geyser destroyed the bat tleship Arkansas and sank the huge old aircraft carrier Saratoga and 3 lesser vessels Thursday Associated Press Correspondent Don Whliehead in the besS posi tion to vicwthe blast fromaB29t said it was so powerful that the Arkansas was shoved far out of her original anchorage just before she plunged and other target ves sels near the center of the fteet of 75 were tossed about like toys First to go in the mighty piu tonium blast that was the second chapter of the armynavy opera tion crossroads was the old 26 100 ton battleship Arkansas She and 2 small craft a yard oiler and a tanklanding ship simply disap peared in the pinkfringed mist at a m p m CST Wednesday Seven hours and 32 minutes later at p m the 33000 ton Saratoga war worn old carrier settled protestingly to the bottom of the Bikini lagoon Her prow nosed upward as if her stern were resting on the bottom then disap peared A littlelater 5 submarines of the 6 that had been submerged in the lagoon were found to be rest ing on the bottom Whether they were crushed or had sunk through some defects in their air lines was not known Probably the most powerful manmade force ever perhaps even stronger than the bomb that razed most of Nagasaki last atomic bomb did not immediately sink as many of the 75 target vessels as observers had expected The true extent of the damage is still unknown however Ships still were hot with radioactivity many hours later Navy men and scientists edged ever closer and reentered the lagoon with sensi tive instruments trying to deter mine the danger and ascertain the full damage as soon as possible The radioactivity was so great that 2 tugs which went to he rescue of the Saratoga under or ders from Task Force Commander Vice Adm W II P Blandy to try o beach her had to turn back and let he gallant otd lady die alone The battleship New York and the Japanese battleship Nagato were listing evidently damaged as were the battered carrier Inde pendence the destroyer Hughes the transport Fallen and the heavy cruiser Pensacola A series of waves spread from he spot where the bomb was de tonated They raced out toward the ships outside the lagoon and some poured over a small island off Bikinis shore The main island was not inundated Admiral Blandy estimated the wave was 7 to 10 feel high at Bikini island than had been expected 6 Die in Wreck Chaltelerault France persons were dead Thursday and traffic on the ParisBordeaux rail way remained suspended follow ing the explosion of a munitions car from undetermined causes Wednesday at St Ustre All the dead were railway personnel The damage caused by branding hides ot range cattle amounts to more than annually ;